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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,765 People

    That awkward moment when people don't know the

    difference between depression and just not getting what you want. 😕
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I find one thing to cry about

    and end up crying about anything and everything
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is an involuntary emotion.

    It's an inescapable "thing" that is engrained in our conscious state of mind. Medicine is often used to alter the mindset; which in most cases, is not proven effective. For most, it's only a supplement for a temporary fix; for others, it can shown drastic change for the better...
    Air0118 Air0118 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm dying inside but

    so does everybody else apparently so its normal..
    jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Will you miss me, when you can no longer see my

    face, hear my cries, my pleas, when you can no longer feel the warmth of my skin. Will you miss me? My smile, my heart, the sound of my laughter? Will you miss me? Do you notice me now as I live and breathe, as the one who loves you and needs you? Do hear me now as I stand here...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 7 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Not a lot of people in my personal life know I

    have depression. My parents forgot or are choosing not to acknowledge it and have since December. My siblings are never home and my friends have moved on after thinking it was a phase. I had no one to talk to about it and it would build up inside me until I start crying and...
    sunshineinmysoultoday sunshineinmysoultoday 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    so I get to see my ex husband post about being

    in a relationship with the home wrecking hoare/ friend who caused our marriage to end left a nasty comment and unfriended the backstabbing so called friends.
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's been a year since I've been depressed.

    It's been a year since I started to cut. It's been a year where everything changed. It's been a year since my mind is messed up
    TheDemonsInside TheDemonsInside 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just want to be good enough.

    I will never be good enough for anyone. I'm not good enough for my family, that's why I'm the ****-up failure of a child. I'm not good enough for my boyfriend, who I recently found out has cheated on me god knows how many times about a year ago. sometimes I just feel like all I...
    chubbyrats chubbyrats 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    xcrownlessx xcrownlessx 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I cant seem to find happiness.

    My like is just despair. "Everything is so different when you go insane"
    TheDemonsInside TheDemonsInside 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    For the last few months my mind has been

    so empty, for lack of a better word. It's so hard to explain. It's almost like a constant daze, where I process nothing, yet still remain functional. I've noticed this because for as long as I can remember I've always been deeply reflective, analytical and self monitored. It's...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I feel that if it wasn't

    for the thought of potentially hurting certain people, I would've been gone a long time ago. Being that I am how I am, I see no other purpose to exist.
    loveoverignorance loveoverignorance 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    t0ucht0relax t0ucht0relax 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    you know what? this is crazy!

    I feel like a forgotten body in my own bed. I can certainly go out of my bed again. I'm so **** tired. They say that everything will be fine, but it is not good. It will never be good. Wish people could just forget who I am. I'm just a dead body with a living soul. I have not...
    AttitudeJulie AttitudeJulie 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    MY LAST BREATH I TAKE!

    God , please forgive for all my sins, My heart is heavy as it comes to an end. You always been there for me, Now it is my turn to be there for thee. You have always filled my life with joy, As I worked and tilled the soil. The flowers that I grew, They are flowers just for...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 4 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    this is my first experiance

    that I've written, so not sure how this all works but here we go. I've suffered from depression since school, been taken into hospital for trying to take my life. I thought that finally things got back on track once I met my boyfriend who I am with now, but I've gone back down...
    aimsdisneyox aimsdisneyox 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression has been there all my life.

    I'm manic depressed and have been told I will probably have to deal with it the rest of my life. Someday a it stays in the shadows and I feel alright other days it feels although everything is trying to bring me down. Today is one of those days. Today could be the best day of...
    Meadowruelover Meadowruelover 18-21, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I cut sometimes not often thou,

    but my mom found out and she got extremely angry and stated yelling at me saying I was going to go to a crazy house with other people who cut. She didn't even care I was hurting myself, she never tried to comfort me, I dint remember a single time she would tell me it would be ok...
    DEATH1o1 DEATH1o1 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    When I dropped out of high school,

    people looked at me like I was worthless... Or just dumb. Honestly.. I liked to read. A lot and still do. I just didn't belong and it's something no one will understand. I didn't drop out because I got pregnant, I didn't drop out because I was on drugs, I didn't drop out because...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Don't you hate when you're trying to open up to

    someone and tell them that you have depression and they're like "oh i think me too" but you can tell for them it's one of those "I'm depressed for like 3 minutes" kind of situations. I just think it's absolutely insensitive. Telling someone that you have depression is absolutely...
    Stellaluna13 Stellaluna13 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    As someone that deals with depression on a

    daily basis I feel that by writing about it, it makes me feel better and it also allows me to share what I feel with you. Sometimes I can get my strength from you and that helps me deal with my own depression. I try to tell myself that I have a lot to live for, yet I cannot help...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Trying to enjoy the last day of school knowing

    that nobody would miss me or even ******* notice that I wasn't there is an absolute ******* killer
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Who's can i make my parents care about me?

    ? They just want to control me but they dont talk they just yell, they dont even let me talk i feel i ruin their life since i born. I almost kill my mother, im a monster or something. I dont deserve to be happy
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    so we just got out of school yesterday

    and I cant help but feel more alone than ever i mean my girlfriend is there but she's not there all the time and since my friends aren't there as much my depression is even worse the day is just going extra slow and every second feels like a minute and every minute an hour...
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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